Agri Politics

Banks ‘ever more detached’ from rural customer needs

Banks ‘ever more detached’ from rural customer needs

Banks are “becoming ever more detached” from the needs of their customers in rural Ireland, the Irish Cattle and Sheep...

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Fears of western farm exodus if proper supports aren’t allocated

Fears of western farm exodus if proper supports aren’t allocated

Concerns have been raised of an eventual but inevitable farming exodus along the western coasts and hill areas if supports...

July 22, 2021

EU council’s new presidency outlines agriculture priorities

EU council’s new presidency outlines agriculture priorities

On July 1, the presidency of the Council of the EU changed hands, with Portugal’s term coming to an end....

July 21, 2021

ICSA calls for ‘strong beef regulator’ and winding down of Beef Taskforce

ICSA calls for ‘strong beef regulator’ and winding down of Beef Taskforce

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA) has called for the establishment of a ‘strong beef regulator’, and the...

July 20, 2021

Need for ‘level playing field’ in trade agreements underlined

Need for ‘level playing field’ in trade agreements underlined

The need for a “level playing field” for Irish farmers in relation to international trade agreements was stressed by Minister...

July 19, 2021

Supermarket bosses call for action to avoid NI supply disruption

Supermarket bosses call for action to avoid NI supply disruption

Supermarket bosses representing over 75% of the Northern Irish (NI) grocery market, have called for urgent action to avoid GB-NI...

July 19, 2021

France to ban the crushing and gassing of male chicks from 2022

France to ban the crushing and gassing of male chicks from 2022

The French Agriculture Minister, Julien Denormandie, has announced that the killing of male chicks by methods of crushing or gassing...

July 19, 2021

Minister commits to putting farm safety at the heart of CAP

Minister commits to putting farm safety at the heart of CAP

With the commencement of Farm Safety Week 2021 today (Monday, July 19), Agriland spoke to Minister of State with responsibility...

July 19, 2021

EU recovery fund: 42% of Ireland’s allocation has climate objectives

EU recovery fund: 42% of Ireland’s allocation has climate objectives

Rehabilitation of peatlands, the electrification and upgrade of Cork commuter rail, and retrofitting of residential and public buildings are just...

July 16, 2021

Climate bill passes final stage and will go to president to be signed into law

Climate bill passes final stage and will go to president to be signed into law

The climate bill has been passed today (Friday, July 16) by the Seanad and will next move to President Michael...

July 16, 2021

IBLA frustrated with CCPC meeting ‘in controlled setting’

IBLA frustrated with CCPC meeting ‘in controlled setting’

The Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has expressed its frustration at a virtual meeting that took place yesterday (Wednesday,...

July 15, 2021

DUP leader announces 7 ‘tests’ for UK’s NI Protocol plans

DUP leader announces 7 ‘tests’ for UK’s NI Protocol plans

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has set out seven ‘tests’ he says any new NI Protocol arrangements made by the...

July 15, 2021

Another milestone for climate bill as amendments passed in Dáil

Another milestone for climate bill as amendments passed in Dáil

The climate bill has hit another milestone tonight as it nears the end of its Oireachtas journey. The Dáil has...

July 14, 2021

EU climate plan must contain ‘practical solutions’

EU climate plan must contain ‘practical solutions’

Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has welcomed the European Commission’s new plan to tackle climate change, but said it “must...

July 14, 2021

New climate bill amendments ‘radically shift emphasis from scientific to political’

New climate bill amendments ‘radically shift emphasis from scientific to political’

An Taisce is calling on the Dáil to pass the climate bill this evening (Wednesday, July 14) “without last Friday’s...

July 14, 2021

EU measures for avoiding carbon leakage will target fertiliser in first phase

EU measures for avoiding carbon leakage will target fertiliser in first phase

Proposed tariff measures at EU level for avoiding ‘carbon leakage’ will target fertiliser in their first phase of implementation. Today...

July 14, 2021

EU ‘should aim to reach climate neutrality in land use and agri sectors’ by 2035

EU ‘should aim to reach climate neutrality in land use and agri sectors’ by 2035

The European Commission has today (Wednesday, July 14) adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land...

July 14, 2021

Farmers ‘watching timber value drop by €10,000/ha’ due to licence backlog

Farmers ‘watching timber value drop by €10,000/ha’ due to licence backlog

Farmers and forest owners are in some cases “watching the value of their timber crop decrease by over €10,000/ha if...

July 14, 2021